Martin Luther King Jr Quotes Paragraph Bell Ringer for the Google Classroom

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With this bell ringer, your students can respond to a quote by Martin Luther King. Perfect for MLK jr Day or Black History Month. This digital resource in Google Slides allows students to choose a prewrite template to fit their response to a Dr. Martin Luther King quote each day. Students write a paragraph in response to each quote. Then, they do a brief research activity. Great Bellringer / Do Now activity for the beginning of class.

You will download a pdf with teacher tips and instructions. In that pdf, you will find a link to a student resource in Google Slides.

The student Google Slides resource contains:
⇒Page 1: Title Slide
⇒Page 2: Directions Explains how to choose a prewrite and paste it before the quote.
⇒Page 3-6: Prewrite Templates
⇒Pages 6-21: Quote Prompts
⇒Page 22-23: Research
Students choose their favorite quote and then briefly research the speaker. They are challenged to think about how the speaker's life relates to what was said.

The expectations for the amount of writing can be differentiated based on the ability of the students. This resource could be used with Middle School or High School students as a free write response. You would just delete the paragraph templates before assigning.

If you are looking for a year long bell ringer where students respond to quotes, check out A Quote a Day.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.
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23 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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